“I’m a down-to-earth doctor. People will not know how express delivery is connected with world history until they’ve attained a high enough level [of education].”Thirty-four-year-old doctor of history Tan Chao responding to people sniping about his eight-year express delivery, which supported his studies, in an interview with Sina Weibo.
“It is possible that farmers will desire to live in a big apartment as urban people do, but whether or not such psychological desires turn into practical demands depends on whether or not those migrant farmers’ incomes rise and whether or not they can afford such apartments.”
Renowned economist Wu Jinglian saying that you cannot equate increasing urbanization to promoting consumption growth, at the latest China Economic Forum held in Hebei Province.
“China’s domestic market has supported the manufacturing industry far more than the export market has... So, the US’s tariff increase on China’s exports will not exert a big influence on China’s domestic supply chain, no matter how much bilateral exports are damaged.”
Zhang Zhiwei, chief Chinese economist of the Deutsche Bank, concluding in his recent report on the Sino-US trade conflict that the US tariff increases on Chinese exports will not push many suppliers to move out of China.
“What we should worry about in the AI era is not that robots might be smarter than humans, but that humans’ intelligence might stop growing.”
Jack Ma, founder of China’s biggest online shopping website Alibaba, speaking at the 2018 World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in Shanghai in mid-September.
“A real tax cut should reduce the rate of value-added tax or the business tax on enterprises. Is it of any use to merely shout slogans?”
Wei Sen, deputy director of School of Economics, Fudan University, pointing out that the government’s tax-cut measures in recent years have had little effect in easing the burden on enterprises, at the latest Chinese Economic Forum held in Hebei Province.
“The key to digitizing China’s manufacturing industry is to balance the uneven level between different manufacturers – we have to tailor the upgrade process based on the characteristics of the Chinese manufacturing industry.”
Wang Yu, cloud project director of telecom giant Huawei, talking about the difficulties of digitizing a large number of low-end Chinese manufacturers, at the 2018 International Industrial Internet Conference held in Shanghai on September 20.
“Many officials are not clear about the logic of administration. They do not know that the right position for the government is neither to be deficient nor to be ‘offside.’”
Yao Yang, director of National School of Development, Peking University, talking about how to improve government administration, cited by the Beijing Daily.
“In industries [monopolized by State enterprises], many people are pretending to work – as discussed by Hungarian economist Janos Kornai [known for his criticism of the command economy]. Those seemingly busy people enjoy a good life, but they don’t actually create any value.”
Zhu Haijiu, a professor of the School of Economics, Zhejiang Gongshang University, arguing that exploitation stems from power rather than capital, writing on isixiang.com, a Chinese website for sharing academic information and exchanging ideas.